Postcard sampler number 2 is a split stitched flower with satin stitch, cross stitch, running stitch, interlaced running stitch, and french knots (with the centre being clustered french knots) all in DMC 3805. It was stitched on the fabric from some fabric placemats I bought at a charity shop ๐Ÿ™‚
And heres postcard number 3 in progress – I started this at DB’s parent’s house and DB’s mum lent me some great books, one of which is ‘The Batsford Encyclopaedia of Embroidery Stitches’ and I LOVE it! I’m not going to be able to return it until I’ve either stitched or photocopied each and every one!

So this is on a plain green cotton with a patch of patchwork cotton handstitched on.
Stitches are:
Herringbone in DMC 157
Stem in DMC 125
Single Feather in DMC 157
Feather in DMC 103
Flowers L-R in DMC 3805 are:
Spider’s Web
Flowers have Stem or Straight stitch stalks with various leaves including a padded satin stitch and a detached chain stitch all in DMC 257.

Beneath the flowers are:
Chain in DMC 257
Back Stitched Chain in DMC 103 with back stitches in DMC 157
Twisted Chain in DMC 157
Opposite Twisted Chain in DMC 157
Coral Knot in one strand DMC 741 and one strand DMC 3805
Raised Band Buttonhole in DMC 1076

Kim Debling is a Hampshire, UK based designer and Director of her own company Kestrel Design Ltd. She is mum to Rose and Harvey and wife to her best friend Steve. ย She’s fighting off Stage 4 Lymphoma and sharing her story along the way, mainly via YouTube. Kim is passionate about being happy, mental wellbeing and in particular art and creative pursuits as therapy during tough times. She teaches online at Udemy, has published books and has art and printables available for sale.

Postcard Samplers 2 and 3 in progress was last modified: April 30th, 2015 by Kim Debling